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What?? Isuzu Considering New U.S. Plant

Japan’s truck maker Isuzu Motors Ltd. is considering building a new assembly plant for small trucks in the United States if sales volume doubles from the current level, company officials said.

Isuzu President Yoshinori Ida disclosed the possibility during a press preview of its new truck in Yokohama, just east of Tokyo, according to company spokesman Yukio Hirano.

Ida told reporters Isuzu may consider building a new assembly plant if sales of its small trucks in the North American market reach around 50,000. Last year, Isuzu sold a combined 25,000 small trucks in the U.S. and Canada, Hirano said.

Detroit Free Press

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if sales of its small trucks in the North American market reach around 50,000. Last year, Isuzu sold a combined 25,000 small trucks in the U.S. and Canada

so, in other words. NOT!

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do they mean commercial box trucks, or pickups

cause in that case... i know the canyon/colorado are affiliated with isuzu, is that counted in the 25000?

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NO, those sell in much larger numbers that that... but Yes

the Colorado & Canyon are to a lesser degree than the

1970s LUV, rebadges.

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Guest YellowJacket894

Isuzu should have never stopped building the Impulse. Or any other car, for that matter. They should consider a full line of cars, SUVs, and trucks and use GM platforms to do it.

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Isuzu should have never stopped building the Impulse. Or any other car, for that matter. They should consider a full line of cars, SUVs, and trucks and use Toyota platforms to do it.

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fixed

GM sold off most of it's stake. Toyota owns it now.

Edited by Oldsmoboi

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They are specifically talking about lower-GVWR versions of the N-series (Elf) currently built and sold in the US. GM doesn't build them because they're in the same weight class as the heavy-duty pickups. The N-series is available in 4 distinct weight classes, of which GM builds the higher two.

Edited by thegriffon

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Isuzu should have never stopped building the Impulse. Or any other car, for that matter. They should consider a full line of cars, SUVs, and trucks and use GM platforms to do it.

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They were using re-badged Hondas, and before that, Subarus. Edited by thegriffon

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